Laura Jobin-Acosta is a composer with a focus on Puerto Rican culture & vocal music. OPERA America IDEA Resident Opera Composer at the National Opera Center, 2021-2022. Finalist in BMP: Next Gen as part of Beth Morrison Projects, 2021. Art song commissions from Opera on Tap, Five Boroughs Music Festival & On Site Opera. Current opera projects: The Curious Lady of Lyme Regis, a short opera/opera-film about paleontologist Mary Anning & La Alcaldesa, a full-length opera about Puerto Rico's Doña Felisa Rincón de Gautier, the first female mayor in San Juan. Other large work includes The Seven Last Words of Christ, a chamber oratorio for soloists and choir. Upcoming commissions from Brick Church, Ensemble Pi, & Canterbury Choral Society. Recent performances include choral works and art songs from New York City to Dallas, Texas. Professional singing experience expands internationally; regular performer of new and classic work in NYC. BM in Classical Voice from Denver University, MM in Classical Composition from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music.